I am delighted to launch the Global Innovation Fund’s 2021 impact report, detailing the progress made to advance GIF’s mission of accelerating innovation to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. Through grants, loans and equity investments, GIF’s portfolio of innovations has the potential for outsized social impact whether through new technologies, policies, business […]
On this International Women’s Day, GIF is pleased to announce a continued partnership with Global Affairs Canada for our Innovating for Gender Equality fund. Since the launch of the Innovating for Gender Equality fund in 2018 our aim has been to demonstrate how innovation can address gender power imbalances and accelerate the increase in agency […]
GIF was delighted to host almost 100 participants to a learning event focused on scaling agricultural technologies, where local innovators and entrepreneurs showcased their perspectives and operational experience in the settings of our target beneficiaries. The webinar featured leaders in the agricultural sector representing GIF-supported innovations at different stages of the scale spectrum who shared […]
GIF investee Mr Green Africa is partnering with a diverse group of investors in a move that will allow the company to build on its success, including supply chain advances and improving the livelihoods of wastepickers in Kenya. Mr Green Africa owns and operates a series of trading hubs across Nairobi and Kisumu where they […]
As throughout the pandemic, GIF’s focus in 2021 has been on protecting our current portfolio’s impact as we continue building a diverse set of investments to confront the challenges faced by the world’s poorest. We expect this impact from our evidence-based grants and risk capital investments to benefit 134 million people each year by 2031. […]
Building robust systems that collect and track data from an early stage can help businesses be prepared when raising debt, according to innovators with experience in asset and customer financing. Innovators and entrepreneurs were exchanging ideas at a GIF-hosted workshop where they identified data related to unit economics, and on how assets are performing, as […]
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